What I like about the marriage vow is the “death do you part” part. If you can work it out with one person you will never have to worry about death again.


There’s nothing I like better than commitment, and marriage is probably one of the most difficult commitments that a human being could choose to do. It’s obvious that the opportunity is to find someone who can partner with your intent as a spiritual being in the unfolding of that inner reality that you are with each other. It opens another dimension to the possibility of a committed relationship that takes it beyond the ideal of the soulmate and into the arena of the soul.

I do believe that what makes a sustainable partnership is to have a common purpose. And it’s been my experience that when people become connected to me where both are connected to me a possibility can unfold that can’t happen otherwise if one partner is connected and the other is not. There is going to be an arena where the resolution can’t move as quickly and the opportunity of seeing the challenges that are coming up as opportunities is not going to be so apparent. 

It’s been one of the aspects of my work that the people who come to me in partnership carry a greater capacity to manifest over the long term, and to support each other in the required inevitable tests and challenges that arise when we’re in an intimate and committed relationship with another.

What I like about the marriage vow is the “death do you part” part. If you can work it out with one person you will never have to worry about death again.

All relationships can be worked out in one relationship; and whoever happens to be the one in the arena is perfectly fine. It doesn’t have to be another version. The one you got is going to teach you everything you need to know and the more difficult and challenging it is the more rapid will be both your progress. 

That’s what’s rich about living life; it’s about being in touch with the peril. Inevitably the peril will become evident and in this way you can jointly create together in a way that you’re both ultimately supported. Every time you meet a challenge you become fulfilled in a different capacity. To be in that level of intimacy allows for interactions that would not normally be able to be available without a committed relationship. 

While in a relationship, you have found a vessel. You have found an opportunity where you co-create and recommit. The secret is that you re-choose and that that re-choosing is the art of a long-term nurturing and empowering relationship.

I know that’s the case with Satyamayi. She’s my prickly opportunity to keep moving into a relationship with existence. She’s constantly reminding me what it is that I’m not seeing or where I could be better.


Watch the original video with newlyweds, Anoop and Adyashakti on YouTube